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U21 Men World Deaf Basketball Champions Win Gold in Poland 2010


USA Men Under 21 Roster

From Top Left to Right: Oskar Schugg, California (Assistant Coach); Richard Harrigan, Illinois (Assistant Coach), Tyler Crace 6'6 Indiana; Curtis Grice, Jr. 6'6 Kansas; Head Coach - Keith Westhoelter (ISD); Dan Fava 6'4 Maryland; Joe Sisco 6'4 South Carolina; Rick Ward, Kansas (Assistant Coach); Colin Whited, Asst./ Writer;

From Bottom Left to Right: Todd Bonheyo 6'2 Maryland; Brandon McMillan 6'2 Maryland; Kevin Berrigan 6'2 Indiana; Gabriel Paulone 6'3 Indiana; Alfred Wilgey 6'3 Kansas; Greg White 6'4 Ohio; Raymond Nelson 6'3 California

U21 Men World Deaf Basketball Champions


USA Men Under 21 Roster - From Left to Right, Asst. Coach- Oskar Schugg (CSD); Richard Harrigan, Illinois (Assistant Coach), Tyler Crace 6'6 Indiana; Curtis Grice, Jr. 6'6 Kansas; Head Coach - Keith Westhoelter (ISD); Dan Fava 6'4 Maryland; Joe Sisco 6'4 South Carolina; Rick Ward, Kansas (Assistant Coach); Colin Whited, Asst./Writer; Todd Bonheyo 6'2 Maryland; Brandon McMillan 6'2 Maryland; Kevin Berrigan 6'2 Indiana; Gabriel Paulone 6'3 Indiana; Alfred Wilgey 6'3 Kansas; Greg White 6'4 Ohio; Raymond Nelson 6'3 California

Nelson dunks for USA



Raymond Nelson, California

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USA Manhandles Israel, Glides Into Gold Medal Match

Written By Colin Whited

After cruising to a 5-0 record in a relatively easy pool in the preliminary competition and dismantling Russia yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team faced Israel in the semifinals, where a tough, physical game was expected.

As the Americans gathered for the pre-game pep talk, U.S. head coach Keith Westhoelter told his team to stay focused.

“Let winning take care of itself,” he said as he addressed his team. “All I’m asking is that you play your game today.”

Win is exactly what the Americans did, as they used a solid shooting performance to run away with a 112-63 victory over the Israelis.

As expected, the game started off physical, with the Israelis committing 14 fouls in the first half. The U.S. steadily held a 10-point advantage for most of the opening period before they started off the second quarter with a 20-2 run, extending their lead to 28. However, with three minutes remaining in the half and the U.S. leading 51-21, Israeli went on a run of their own, outscoring the Yanks 12-1 to go into intermission with a 19 point deficit.

That would be the closest the Israelis would get, for the Americans would use a 12-2 run to start the second half and never look back.

Josh Sisco (Spartanburg, S.C.) scored 19 points and added five rebounds, and Kevin Berrigan (Frederick, Md.) posted a solid all-around game with 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Americans to the World Championship finals.

As has been the case the entire competition, the U.S. offense used a balanced scoring attack to overwhelm the opposition. In all, seven Americans scored in double figures. Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) and Tyler Crace (Westfield, Ind.) hit a trio of treys apiece to score 13 and 12 points, respectively. Greg White (Centerville, Ohio) added 12 points and Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) and Alfred Wigley (Wichita, Kan.) each chipped in 10.

“The emphasis for us has been to play as a team,” Sisco said. “We spread the ball around today, and as a result, seven players scored in double figures. That’s textbook team basketball.”

The United States got a lift from a tournament-high 13 three pointers. Their ability to hit from beyond the arc spread the Israeli defense, which meant the U.S. had an easier time with dribble-drive penetration.

However, despite the strong offensive showing by the U.S., defense was the number one priority. The game plan for the Americans started with stopping dynamic point guard Shlomi Vaknin, one of the few Deaflympic veterans playing in the competition. Despite scoring 20 points to lead all scorers, Vaknin shot only 5/16 from the field and was held to only one assist.

“The goal today was to contain [Vaknin], and we were able to do that,” Berrigan explained afterwards. “When we abide by the game plan and succeed, things will work in your favor.”

The United States used their size and athleticism to out-rebound the Israelis 47-29 and hold them to 19/61 (31%) from the field. Israel turned the ball over 20 times, with the Americans coming up with 17 steals.

One of the highlights of the game came during the waning minutes of the second half. With the U.S. leading by 40, Nelson rebounded a Wigley miss and converted a ferocious put-back slam to bring the crowd to its feet.

The win places the United States in the gold medal match against international rival Lithuania. Lithuania was the last team to upstage the Americans, doing so in the 2007 World Championships in Guangzhou, China. However, the U.S. redeemed themselves by defeating the Lithuanians in the gold medal match 10 months ago in the Deaflympic Games in Taipei, Taiwan.

Earlier today, Lithuania secured a spot in the gold medal match by rallying against underdog Venezuela, winning the nail-biter 70-67.

When asked what the U.S. has to do to win gold, Sisco responded, without hesitation, “We have to continue to play with a team mentality. No one player can do it alone.”

“We’ve reached the final step of our journey in Lublin,” Westhoelter told his team. “And it’s a big one.”

USA – Sisco 19, Berrigan 17, McMillan 13, Crace 12, White 12, Nelson 10, Wigley 10, Bonheyo 9, Paulone 7, Grice 2, Fava 1.

Israel – Vaknin 20, Atlas 11, Korenfine 8, Zveniashvili 8, Tavdi 6, Korach 4, Aminov 3, Zeev 3, Abarbanel 0, Dekel 0, Krietchman 0, Urbach 0.

USA Smothers Russia 128-42, Advances to Semifinals vs. Israel

Written by Colin Whited

As the matchup between the United States and Russia drew near, United States head coach Keith Westhoelter had a message for his team.

“Take the medal round one game at a time,” Westhoelter said before the game, imploring them not to look ahead to a potential gold medal match against international nemesis Lithuania.

The players seemed to respond to Westhoelter, for in the quarterfinals of the 1st DIBF Under-21 World Basketball Championships in Lublin, Poland, the Americans once again proved to be too much of a juggernaut, steamrolling Russia 128-42 to advance to the semifinals.

The U.S. saw their best scoring game take place against the Russians, putting up 128 points on 52/81 (64%) from the field. They also had six players score in double-figures, with Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.), Gabriel Paulone (Fishers, Ind.), and Greg White (Centerville, Ohio) each scoring 19 points to lead the offensive output for the Americans.

Kevin Berrigan (Frederick, Md.), Alfred Wigley (Wichita, Kan.), and Todd Bonheyo (Frederick, Md.) joined Nelson, Paulone, and White in double figures with 13, 13, and 12 points, respectively.

“Scoring that many points is a sign of how our team is getting better every game,” Bonheyo said of the 86-point victory. He also pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Americans.

“It was a good start to the medal round for everyone. We set the tempo just the way we wanted,” added White, who also had five rebounds and 11 steals “You could see on our players’ faces before the game that we had the right mindset coming into the match-up against Russia.”

The defense of the U.S. wasn’t too shabby either. Thanks to the Yanks’ swarming 1-2-2 press, the game was never close. They were able to out-score Russia 41-8 in the opening period before taking a 72-18 lead into the locker room at halftime. By intermission, the U.S. had forced 21 turnovers and had 19 steals.

“I was pleased with our aggressiveness,” Westhoelter said of the American defense. “We were communicating effectively and going after the ball as well as I’ve seen the entire competition.”

For the game, the U.S. held the Russians to just 14/44 shooting (31%) and out-rebounded them 49-16. When the final horn sounded, the Americans had forced 32 turnovers and had a tournament-high 30 steals.

Bonheyo felt that the rebounding margin was something to be proud of.

“When you can limit your opponents to only 16 rebounds and grab 22 offensive boards, you gain such a manipulative advantage to where the tempo is basically in your hands,” he said. “At this point, it can get pretty frustrating for the opposition.”

After the game, everyone was greeting one another with “good games,” high-fives, and chest bumps, a sight that made White smile.

“We’re on the right track and we all are hungry—everyone is on the same page in terms of achieving our ultimate goal,” he said.

Tomorrow, the United States will take on upstart Israel, who has won five straight after losing their opening game to Lithuania 93-37.

“We cannot take them lightly,” White said when asked of the upcoming match against Israel. “We have to stay focused, and continue to play with a team mentality.”

USA – Nelson 19, Paulone 19, White 19, Berrigan 13, Wigley 13, Bonheyo 12, Fava 8, Grice 7, Sisco 7, McMillan 6, Crace 5.

Russia – Volosatov 15, Agababyan 11, Kolosov 4, Shein 3, Zlobin 3, Bolotov 2, Mityukov 2, Popkov 2, Belov 0, Semenyuk 0, Strlnikov 0, Vukolov 0.

Men's Game #5 vs Poland

USA Handles Poland to Win Pool, Advance to Quarterfinals vs. Russia

Written by Colin Whited


In front of the largest crowd Globus Arena has seen this week, the United States Men’s basketball team used a stingy defensive effort to rout home-crowd favorite Poland 91-42 to win their pool with a 4-0 record in the 1st Deaf International Basketball Federation Under-21 World Championships in Lublin, Poland.


“I thought defense was the key for us today,” U.S. head coach Keith Westhoelter said afterwards. “We continue to improve day in and day out, and I like what I’ve seen up until this point.”

The strong defensive attack for the Americans forced 29 turnovers and limited Poland to 10/56 (17.8%) from the field. The Americans used their size to force the Polish into taking tough, contested shots in the paint and out-rebounded them 61-38.

However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the United States. The game started off sloppy, with USA turning the ball over on consecutive possessions. Despite outscoring Poland 26-8 in the opening period, they would soon find themselves being whistled for careless fouls and missing wide-open layups, which caused the U.S. to lose steam. This helped the Polish get the better of the Yanks, 20-17, in the second quarter.

At intermission, Westhoelter let his team know that he was disappointed with their effort.

“You are not playing USA basketball,” he told them. “I expect you go out there [in the second half] and play like you’re supposed to—like the best team in the world!”

It seems that the men responded, for they held Poland to without a field goal for the entire third quarter and won the battle of the boards 23-7. Instead making errant passes that were the norm in the first half, ball movement was quick, crisp and precise, and the U.S. finally looked like a well-oiled machine.

“We didn’t play as well as we could have in the first half,” Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) said after the game. “But when coach challenged us to play better, we rose to the occasion.”

Leading the offensive charge for the Americans was Gabriel Paulone (Fishers, Ind.), who scored 15 points on 7/10 from the field. Alfred Wigley (Wichita, Kan.) added 14 points, and Josh Sisco (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Greg White (Centerville, Ohio) each posted double-doubles, scoring 14 and 13 points and pulling down 10 and 12 boards, respectively. Todd Bonheyo was the fifth American to score in double figures, chipping in 10 points off the bench.

“When we first arrived here, we were a team of 1 individually talented players, but as we bought into our roles, we’ve become a team with one purpose, and that’s to win the gold,” Paulone explained after the game.

Nelson, who scored eight points, also was quick to mention that the U.S. is far from satisfied.

“It was great to win our pool, but our work here isn’t done,” he said.

Paulone also emphasized how Team USA’s mentality will be crucial.

“We have to stay focused on our ultimate goal,” he said. “We cannot stray from the mindset of donning that gold medal.”

The United States will have the day off tomorrow. On Thursday, they will play Russia, the fourth ranked team in Pool B, in the quarterfinals. Russia lost to Lithuania, the top-ranked team in Pool B, earlier today 125-46.

USA – Paulone 15, Sisco 14, Wigley 14, White 13, Bonheyo 10, Nelson 8, Fava 6, McMillan 6, Crace 4, Grice 1, Berrigan 0.

Poland – Inglot 21, Wania 5, Wudarczyk 5, Jankowski 3, Karnas 3, Swistowski 3, Nowak 2, Lebiedzinski 0, Pasicz 0, Ranosz 0, Sochor 0, Warchol 0.

United States Obliterates Great Britain to Improve to 4-0

Written By Colin Whited

In a game that was never expected to be close, the United States failed to disappoint, limiting Great Britain to two first half points en route to a 105-9 victory. The win places the Americans atop pool A with a 4-0 record.


“The objective today was to work on our weaknesses,” U.S. head coach Keith Westhoelter explained afterwards. “And I feel that we accomplished that.”

Right from the get-go, the Americans proved to be too strong for the under-sized Britons, out-scoring them 25-2 in the first quarter and shutting them out in the second period 31-0, taking a 56-2 lead into the locker room at intermission. Overall, the Yanks would force 35 turnovers and out-rebound Great Britain 47-22.

Kevin Berrigan (Frederick, Md.) led all scorers with 18 points and pulled down five rebounds, despite playing only 14 minutes, the fewest of Team USA.

After the game, he quoted the late John Wooden, saying, “Never mistake activity for achievement…yes, today wasn’t competitive, and it’s nothing to celebrate over either.”

Berrigan, who is always one to make historical allusions, also added, “It would be foolish for us to settle for what we’ve accomplished thus far.”

For most of the game, the source of offense for the U.S. came in transition. However, the success of the Americans was more than their ability to master the fastbreak.

The United States implemented a match-up zone after the first period, the first time they’ve used a defensive scheme other than man-to-man during the entire tournament. The Americans had first practiced it in a shoot-around before the game.

Westhoelter lauded the team’s effort with their zone, saying that he’s never seen such efficient communication with the match-up zone in such a limited time of practice.

“Usually when we first use the match-up, there are a few kinks,” Westhoelter said. “But with this group, the communication is as good as I’ve ever seen.”

In addition to Berrigan, leading the charge for the U.S. was Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) and Gabriel Paulone (Fishers, Ind.), for they each poured in 14 points. Paulone also had five rebounds and five assists, and Greg White (Centeville, Ohio) added 12 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists.

The United States accomplished a goal of Westhoelter’s, moving the ball more effectively by dishing out 27 assists on 44 field goals. They shot 44-83 from the field (53%), including a tournament-high nine three-pointers made.

The Americans ended the third quarter with an 84-6 advantage. In a show of good sportsmanship, Westhoelter mandated that his team work the clock on every possession, not allowing a shot to be taken with more than five seconds remaining on the shot clock.

“Despite the game being a blow-out, we used today to work on the weaker aspects of our game,” said soft-spoken forward Tyler Crace (Westfield, Ind.), who was one of six Americans to score in double-figures with 11 points. “This way, we were able to gain confidence in the areas in which we needed improvement.”

Tomorrow, the United States will seek to secure the number one spot in their pool with a victory over home-country favorite Poland, who sports a 3-1 record despite losing to Venezuela 101-58 earlier today.


USA – Berrigan 18, McMillan 14, Paulone 14, White 12, Crace 11, Sisco 10, Wigley 8, Bonheyo 7, Fava 4, Nelson 4, Grice 3.


Great Britain –Graham 6, Mazija 3, Chang 0, Choutan 0, Halfpenny 0, Milner 0, Mustafa 0, Thompson 0, Yeo 0.

(Men's Game #2 vs Ukraine) USA Cruises Against Ukraine

Written By Colin Whited

When the matchup between the United States and Ukraine Men’s basketball loomed, U.S. head coach Keith Westhoelter told his team not to take the Ukrainians lightly and preached poise.

“You must play within yourselves,” he told the team before the game.

At the end of the game, he had a reason to smile, for the Americans routed Ukraine 96-58 to go 2-0 in pool play.

For the second day in a row, the Americans used a balanced scoring attack and a stingy team defense to overwhelm the opposition.

USA held the Ukrainians to 19/64 shooting, had 23 steals while forcing 29 turnovers and limiting them to nine assists. They also won the battle on the boards 40-32 and blocked 10 shots.

“Coming into today’s game, we didn’t want to take [the Ukrainians] lightly,” said forward Greg White (Centerville, Ohio), who led all scorers with 17 points to go along with six rebounds. “We just went out and played our game.”

Joshua Sisco (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) each scored 16 and Gabriel Paulone (Fishers, Ind.) added 10 to lead the U.S. charge on the offensive end. Sisco also pulled down nine boards to lead the Americans.

The bench for the U.S. was excellent once again, scoring 43 points and grabbing 28 rebounds.

Westhoelter’s emphasis of a team mentality has apparently begun to sink in. After the game, when the stat sheet was available, White shrugged off mention of his scoring output. When asked what he meant by the gesture, White’s answer was as straight as an arrow.

“I couldn’t care less about statistics,” he said. “I want to do whatever I can to help us win—and by winning I mean going all the way and winning gold. That’s all I want to do.”

Forward Alfred Wigley (Wichita, Kan.), who scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds while coming off the bench, said afterwards that he thought everyone played well.

“It was great to see all the guys put in a lot of minutes,” he said. “We’ve gotten lot better since day one, and the bad news for our opponents is that we can be a hell of a lot better than we are now.”

The fact that the U.S. has the deepest roster in the competition is something that puts the American coaches at ease.

“I can’t emphasize enough how pleased I’ve been with the play of our bench,” Westhoelter said. “It is always comforting for a coach to see everyone contribute.”

Tomorrow the U.S. will take on Estonia, who lost to Venezuela today 106-80.


USA – White 17, Nelson 16, Sisco 16, Paulone 10, Wigley 10, Crace 9, Fava 7, McMillan 6, Berrigan 3, Grice 2, Bonheyo 0.



Ukraine – Stryzhevskyi 13, Katsaniuk 12, Didenko 5, Polkhykh 5, Melnychenko 4, Morpak 4, Parshikov 4, Kolisnyk 3, Akhmedov 2, Atamanchuk 2, Kukil 2, Raus 2.

USA Demolishes Estonia to Improve to 3-0

Written By Colin Whited

In a game that was never close, the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team continued to demonstrate their superiority after 100-39 shellacking of Estonia.

“We moved the ball around a lot better today,” U.S. head coach Keith Westhoelter said. “Passes were quick and sharp, which enabled us to get quick baskets in transition.”

For the third time in as many days, the Americans used a strong defensive showing to overwhelm their opponents. The Estonians were held to 12/63 from the field, including 4/35 from beyond the three-point line. The U.S. defense had 18 steals and forced 27 turnovers. The Americans also used their height advantage to their favor, out-rebounding Estonia 58-32.

Westhoelter said that he was pleased with the fact that the Yanks held Mihkel Taber to only 13 points on 3-20 shooting, one day after he scored 42 points against Venezuela.

“One of the objectives on our game plan was to contain him and we accomplished that,” he explained afterwards.

Forwards Greg White (Centerville, Ohio) and Josh Sisco (Spartanburg, S.C.) led all scorers with 18 points apiece, and they pulled down 7 and 6 rebounds, respectively.

17-year-old point guard Todd Bonheyo (Frederick, Md.) had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds after going scoreless in the first two games.

“Sometimes you have you have your days, sometimes you don’t,” Bonheyo explained afterwards. “Regardless of how many points you score, you should always look to contribute in any way you can, and that was my mentality going into today’s game.”

He also mentioned that with each game, the Americans are getting a lot better—quick.

“As a team, I think we’re getting closer to where we need to be to have a legit shot at running the table,” he added.

Despite the blowout, Westhoelter is still not satisfied with what the U.S. has accomplished thus far.

“We still need to shoot the three ball better and do a better job getting into our offensive sets,” he said. The Americans have shot 8/37 from beyond the arc over the last two games and at times have appeared to be out-of-sync on the scoring end.

After the game, Westhoelter emphasized that the team must continue to play with a team mentality and to keep in mind their goal of a gold medal.

“Each of you must remember to play for the letters on the front of your jerseys: U-S-A!” he said after the game.

Tomorrow the Americans will face Great Britain, a team that has struggled in the competition, losing games 34-85, 33-89, and 45-114.

Westhoelter, however, is asking his team not to take their foot off the gas.

“I know the Great Britain isn’t exactly the best team in the competition,” he said. “But I want us to continue to work and improve on the weaker aspects of our game.”


USA – White 18, Sisco 18, Bonheyo 10, Nelson 8, Paulone 8, Berrigan 7, Crace 7, McMillan 7, Wigley 7, Grice 6, Fava 4.


Estonia – Gerassimov 17, Taber 13, Krehov 5, Saar 3, Ots 1, Alvar 0, Arro 0, Luihka 0.

Novum Lublin Rallies to Defeat USA Men in Scrimmage

Written by Colin Whited
In their first dose of international competition as a team, the United States Men’s Under-21 squad started strong but finished flat against Novum Lublin, a basketball club located in Lublin, Poland, squandering a big lead before losing 81-82 at Mosir Lublin Gymnasium.

For the Americans, today’s warm-up game was an opportunity to get into game form and build chemistry, something that U.S. National Team Head Coach Keith Westhoelter considers to be of utmost importance. He seemed take this to heart, for all 11 players on the team put in substantial minutes.

In the first fifteen minutes, however, it did not seem as if they needed warming up, for the athleticism of the United States appeared to be too much for the host Rams. Using an effective 1-2-2 press, the Americans forced a number of turnovers and turned them into transition points. By five-minute mark of the second quarter, the U.S. found themselves leading 40-11. However, Novum Lublin used a 16-1 run to close out the half, getting itself back into the game trailing by 14.

After intermission, the U.S. could not regain the dominance it experienced in the early phases of the game. Novum Lublin used their height advantage to gradually chip away at the U.S. lead before taking it for the first time with two minutes remaining in the game, in large part due to untimely turnovers committed by the Americans.

“There were times when it didn’t seem as if everyone was on the same page, but that’s to be expected when a team has only had two practices together,” said point guard Kevin Berrigan (Frederick, Md.), who had four points while taking only two shots, but dished out eight assists to go along with five boards and three steals.

“However, every time we play together, we continue to get better as a team,” he added.

Despite the loss, U.S. coaches did not seem too concerned with the outcome.

“It wasn’t about winning or losing tonight,” Westhoelter said afterwards. “It was about everyone getting a feel for one another and preparing for the next ten days. Hopefully the guys will learn from this and use it as a tool as we go for the Gold.”

Leading the U.S. in scoring was 6’4” forward Greg White (Centerville, Ohio), who poured in 16 points to go along with four rebounds. Guard Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) chipped in 12 points and swingmen Gabriel Paulone (Fishers, Ind.) and Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) each scored 11.

The U.S. will have one more full practice on Thursday morning and another scrimmage versus a Polish basketball club on Thursday evening before beginning pool play against Venezuela on Friday.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Total

USA 24 19 17 21 0 81


Novum 11 16 22 33 0 82

Lublin

USA - White 16, McMillan 12, Nelson 11, Paulone 11, Bonheyo 9, Crace 6, Berrigan 4, Fava 4, Sisco 4, Grice 2, Wigley 2.

NOVUM LUBLIN – Wisnielski 18, Ciechocinski 11, C. Jung 10, Mondel 10, Gospodarev 8, M. Jung 8, Karolak 7, Krysko 4, Beczek 2, Kusz 2, Pazozlod 2.

Big Second Quarter Leads to USA Rout of Venezuela

Written by Colin Whited

Before the United States Men’s Basketball Team took on Venezuela to begin their quest for an Under-21 World Championship, head coach Keith Westholeter had a message for his team.

“Stay focused, and don’t take [Venezuela] for granted.”

In the U.S.’s first dose of official competition at the 1st U-21 World Championships in Lublin, Poland, they took Westhoelter’s words to heart, outscoring the Venezuelans 26-8 in the second quarter en route to a 101-59 victory.

The final score, however, doesn’t indicate how close the game was in the beginning. The scrappy and quick-handed Venezuela squad used a full court press to force the Americans into early turnovers, jumping out to a 10-2 advantage in the first four minutes of the game. The first quarter ended with the Venezuelans up by two, 22-20.

“We were victimized by first-game jitters in the first quarter,” Westhoelter said. “Once we were able to settle down and start pushing the ball up the floor, good things started to happen.”

As soon as the U.S. was able to establish itself in the open court, they broke open the game. This in large part came as a result of an effective bench. One of the contributors off the bench was 6’4” forward Josh Sisco (Spartanburg, S.C.), who scored 14 points on 7-10 from the field to go along with five rebounds in only 11 minutes of action.

“When I came into the game, I was overcome by a sense of patriotism,” Sisco said after the game. “This made me say to myself, ‘I’ve got to take advantage of every minute I play for my country.’”

Using a balanced scoring attack and playing strong team defense, the Americans proved to be too much for Venezuela.

As a team, the Yanks were solid on both ends of the floor. They held Venezuela to 20-76 (26%) from the field and shot 42-76 (55%) for the game. They also out-rebounded the Venezuelans 63-31.

The only detractor was the fact that the U.S. turned the ball over 29 times, a statistic that Westhoelter called, “Unacceptable.”

“We have to take better care of the basketball,” he added.

The U.S. was led in scoring by forward Daniel Fava (Mt. Airy, Md.), who had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. 6’7” forward Tyler Crace (Fishers, Ind.) was solid off the bench, adding 14 points, hitting four treys. Forward Greg White also had a double-double and was a force on the glass, scoring 12 points to go along with 15 boards.

6’5” center Curtis Grice (Leavenworth, Kan.) took full advantage of the smaller Venezuelan lineup, scoring ten points and pulling down seven rebounds, five of them offensive, in only nine minutes of court time.

“I went onto the floor and just boxed out,” Grice said. “[Venezuela] wasn’t very tall, so I tried to take advantage of that as much as possible.”

The performances of Sisco, Crace, and Grice were an example of the strength of USA’s depth on the bench. Overall, the reserves were tremendous, contributing 55 points and 29 rebounds.

A factor that Westhoelter was extremely pleased to see was that all of his players received substantial playing time. No one played less than nine minutes.

“It’s a long tournament—the objective is to keep everyone fresh,” Westhoelter explained. “When have 11 players, all of whom are solid contributors, we are able to do just that.”

The win gives the United States a 1-0 record in their pool. Tomorrow they will resume pool play against Ukraine, a team that clobbered the United Kingdom by fifty points earlier today.

SCORE BY QUARTER

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Total

USA 20 26 20 35 0 101


VENEZUELA 22 6 19 10 0 59



USA - Fava 15, Crace 14, Sisco 14, White 12, McMillan 11, Grice 10, Nelson 9, Paulone 8, Wigley 8, Berrigan 0, Bonheyo 0.

Venezuela – Blanco 31, Palacios 12, Quintero 7, Rengifo 7, Noria 2, Gonzalez 0, Lopez 0, Martinez 0, Salazar 0, Suarez 0.


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Under 21 Men USA Team Biographies


Todd Bonheyo

Position:    Guard

Age:           17

Birthplace: Silver Spring, MD

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Ht: / Wt:          6’2” / 170


Maryland School for the Deaf senior guard has a 3.8 GPA who received the MVP Award at Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association of 2010 in Pittsburgh and Clerc Classic X Tournament of 2010 in Fremont and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletics Association First Team and Frederick Gazette First Team of 2010. Todd’s favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant and lists leadership and poise as his strengths.  He aims to be the best player he can be.  He loves his mother’s flank steak and his favorite film is Saving Private Ryan.  Todd enjoys being a clown and using his humor to make people laugh; however on the court, he is a whole different person!


Tyler Crace

Position:        Guard

Age:               17

Birthplace:     IN

Hometown:    Westfield, IN

Ht: / Wt:          6’6” / 190


Indiana School for the Deaf shooting guard making his International team debut in Poland.  Tyler was Valedictorian of the Class of 2010 and Scholar-Athlete of the Year of 2010. He also received National Deaf Interscholastic Athletics Association Player of the Year of 2010. He has received Boys All Tournament of the Clerc Classic X Tournament of 2010 in Fremont and United States America Deaf Basketball East/West High School All-Star. He was scouted by the San Francisco Giants baseball organization.  He will be attending Gallaudet University in the Fall of 2010.  Tyler enjoys good conversations and using his sense of humor.  One of his weaknesses is procrastination but he conquers that by setting up goals and feels rewarded with accomplishing them.  His favorite food is pizza and seafood.   He recently traveled to South Africa for a school-related activity in 2008.  Major League 2 is his favorite movie.


Curtis Grice, Jr.

Position:        Center

Age:               20

Birthplace:     Leavenworth, KS

Hometown:    Leavenworth, KS

Ht: / Wt:         6’6” / 230

The power center from Kansas School of the Deaf received awards in basketball, track and football and is making his U21 International debut in Poland.  His favorite athlete is Utah Jazz Carlos Boozer. He likes working hard and cherishes his family for motivating him.  Curtis’ favorite food is Chinese and he loves Bruce Lee movies.  He works as a cleaner for a real estate company and loves spending time with his family and friends.


Daniel Fava

Position:          Forward

Age:                 21

Birthplace:       Baltimore, MD

Hometown:      Mt. Airy, MD

Ht: / Wt:           6’4” / 205




Gallaudet Bison senior power forward makes his U21 Poland debut. Hailing from Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Daniel also enjoys football and baseball and is majoring in Mathematics. His favorite food is pesto pasta and likes to be rewarded with food! His favorite athlete is Cal Ripken, Jr.  His favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back of the Star Wars Trilogy.


Raymond Nelson

Position:       Guard

Age:               17

Birthplace:      Murrieta, CA

Hometown:     Riverside, CA

Ht: / Wt:          6’2” / 180

California School for the Deaf in Riverside senior shooting guard makes his U21 debut in Poland.  His team won gold on the 2006 Pan American Deaf Youth Games in Washington, DC. He has a 2009 CIF Championship ring. His favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. Raymond cares about giving to the team as his most rewarding experience. He loves the movie, More Than a Game and prefers to eat healthy food.


Greg White

Position:        Forward

Age:               19

Birthplace:     Los Angeles, CA

Hometown:    Dayton, OH

Ht: / Wt:           6’3” / 205

 


Ohio Wesleyan Economics Management sophomore is making his International debut in Poland. He is in the National Honor Society with a 3.5 GPA and received an Ohio High School Athletic Association Courageous Student Award as well as 3rd Team All Conference. His high school, Centerville won the Greater Western Ohio Conference championship four years in a row and District championship his senior year.  Greg’s favorite sports hero is LeBron James and has a love of the game and competitiveness.  He likes to be rewarded with winning the game.  His favorite movie is Training Day and he loves chicken.  Greg did not know any sign language other than the manual alphabet prior to making the team and is picking up the language quickly.  Greg’s roommate and teammate, Gabriel Paulone has helped with “my ASL skills and I enjoy every second of it.”  


Greg White of Centerville, Ohio is featured in CNN Sports Illustrated - Faces in the Crowd.  

White, a sophomore at Ohio Wesleyan, had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the U.S. beat Lithuania 78–73 and win the inaugural U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships, held in Lublin, Poland. Over eight games he led the U.S. in points (15.1), steals (3.7), rebounds (7.5) and blocks (1.2) and was named to the all-tournament team.

2009 Taipei Deaflympics USA

The USA Men's Team won their 14th straight gold medal since 1957 in an exciting win over Lithuania, avenging their lost to them in the 2007 World Deaf Basketball Championships.  

 

Name

 

Homestate

School

#5

Jon Mowl 

5'10 

Indiana 

Gallaudet University 

#6 

Brian Cronin

5'11 

Mississippi 

Mississippi College Choctaws

#7 

Jeremy Thrush 

6'2

Pennsylvania

Gallaudet University

#8 

Chi Ming Pun

6'2

New York

Gallaudet University

#9

Robert Haney Jr.

6'3

New Mexico

Gallaudet University

#10

Jamel White

6'3

Kentucky

Gallaudet University

#11 

Mike Kent

6'6

Maryland

Gallaudet University

#12

Edlin Dorn

6'9

Minnesota

Iowa School for the Deaf

#13 

Bradley Miller

6'7

Florida

Gallaudet University

#14 

Anton Jackson

6'4

Texas

Gallaudet University

#15 

Danny Kelly

6'6

Ohio

Strongsville HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hamilton

 

California

International Director

 

Keith Westhoelter

 

Indiana

Head Coach

 

James DeStefano

 

Maryland

Assistant Coach

 

Kevin Smith

 

Illinois

Assistant Coach

 

Peter Badavas

 

Massachusetts

Administrative Assistant


2009 Taipei Deaflympics player in video ad

Jon Mowl, 2009 Taipei Deaflympics player featured in ViableVRS video ad


2007 World Deaf Basketball Championship Guangzhou, China

 2007 World Deaf Basketball Championship

BACK: Keith Westhoelter (Head Coach) - IN, #14 Anton Jackson - TX, #10 Ben DeMario - RI, #13 Bradley Miller - FL, #11 Orion Palmer - AZ, #9 Robert Roth - WA, #8 Nick Lalanne - VT, David Bunker (Asst. Trainer) - CA, Jeff Liu (Trainer) - CA. FRONT: Peter Badavas (MGR) - MA, #15 Jamel White - KY, #4 Jon Mowl - IN, #5 Jaimie Valencia - AZ, #6 Luther Weedon - MD, #7 Mathew Johnson - IN, #12 Robert Haney - IN, Chris Hamilton (Asst. Coach) - TX


 Men's Basketball Final Statistics

Guangzhou, China


Name

#

GPL

FGM

FGA

FG%

3FGM

3FGA

3FG%

FTM

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

Anton Jackson

14

5

25

38

65.8

4

7

57.1

15

26

50.0

77

15.4

Robert Haney

12

5

26

42

61.9

0

20

0.0

9

14

57.1

61

12.2

Jon Mowl

4

5

11

19

58.0

10

25

40.0

10

15

88.9

61

12.2

Luther Weedon

6

5

11

14

78.6

10

24

41.7

4

4

100.0

56

11.2

Sekoe White

15

5

14

28

50.0

7

13

53.8

5

12

26.7

54

10.8

Bradley Miller

13

5

20

29

69.0

0

0

0.0

12

21

75.0

52

10.4

Jaimie Valencia

5

5

8

19

42.1

3

8

37.5

1

2

50.0

26

5.2

Robert Roth

9

5

6

10

60.0

0

0

0.0

3

7

42.9

15

3.0

Nick LaLanne

8

3

3

7

42.9

0

0

0.0

0

0

0

6

2.0

Matt Johnson

7

4

3

4

75.0

0

2

0.0

0

0

0

6

1.5

Ben DeMario

10

5

2

5

40.0

0

0

0.0

0

0

0

6

1.2

Orion Palmer

11

5

3

11

27.3

0

0

0.0

0

2

0

6

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Total

 

57

122

226

54.0

34

99

34.3

59

101

58.4

426

85.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

#

ORB

DRB

TR

AVG

Ast

AVG

TO

BS

ST

Ch

MIN

AVG

Anton Jackson

14

6

20

26

5.2

2

0.3

11

0

27

0

 

 

Robert Haney

12

7

22

29

5.8

27

5.4

13

1

14

0

 

 

Jon Mowl

4

4

6

10

20

15

3.0

11

0

12

0

 

 

Luther Weedon

6

4

3

7

1.4

2

0.4

1

0

1

0

 

 

Sekoe White

15

5

11

16

3.2

12

2.4

17

3

12

0

 

 

Bradley Miller

13

15

13

28

5.6

2

0.3

9

8

10

4

 

 

Jaimie Valencia

5

3

6

9

1.8

6

1.2

9

0

5

0

 

 

Robert Roth

9

6

10

16

3.2

9

1.3

7

1

5

0

 

 

Ben DeMario

10

4

2

6

1.2

0

0.0

5

1

2

0

 

 

Matt Johnson

7

3

2

5

1.0

6

1.2

5

0

3

0

 

 

Nick LaLanne

8

0

5

5

1.0

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Orion Palmer

11

5

8

13

2.6

0

0.0

4

1

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Total

 

62

108

170

34.0

81

16.2

92

15

94

4

 

 

                 

 

USA

98

Italy

69

USA

71

Ukraine

62

USA

89

Russia

66

USA

76

Lithuania

87

USA

92

Slovenia

82

Total Points

426

 

366

Avg

85.2

 

73.2

 

 






Chris Hamilton (Asst. Coach) - TX , David Bunker (Asst. Trainer) - CA, #8 Nick Lalanne - VT, #10 Ben DeMario - RI, #15 Jamel White - KY, #9 Robert Roth - WA, #4 Jon Mowl - IN, #13 Bradley Miller - FL, #5 Jaimie Valencia - AZ, #11 Orion Palmer - AZ, #6 Luther Weedon - MD, #14 Anton Jackson - TX, #7 Mathew Johnson - IN, #12 Robert Haney - IN, Peter Badavas (Team Manager) - MA, Keith Westhoelter (Head Coach) - IN, Jeff Liu (Trainer) - CA.

2005 USA Deaflympics Men Basketball Final Statistics at Melbourne, Australia

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Name

#

GPL

FGM

FGA

FG%

3FGM

3FGA

3FG%

FTM

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

Jamel Bradley

10

7

64

120

53.3

29

72

40.3

24

27

88.9

181

25.9

Robert Haney

11

7

36

78

46.2

4

12

33.3

21

30

70.0

97

13.9

Jeremias Valencia

6

7

38

82

46.3

4

20

20.0

12

20

60.0

92

13.1

Jonathan Valencia

4

7

22

48

45.8

8

16

50.0

25

32

78.1

77

11.0

Brian Bippus

9

7

22

38

57.9

0

0

0.0

20

26

76.9

64

9.1

Ben DeMario

13

7

22

38

57.9

0

0

0.0

12

16

75.0

56

8.0

Sekoe White

8

7

20

39

51.3

1

7

14.3

6

15

40.0

47

6.7

Bradley Miller

14

7

16

35

45.7

0

0

0.0

11

14

78.6

43

6.1

Daryl Thomas

15

6

10

19

52.6

0

0

0.0

8

14

57.1

28

4.7

Keith Westhoelter

12

7

10

21

47.6

2

8

25.0

6

8

75.0

28

4.0

Brendan Stern

5

7

6

19

31.6

4

14

28.6

2

4

50.0

18

2.6

Stephen DaSilva

7

6

5

10

50.0

0

3

0.0

4

15

26.7

14

2.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Total

 

82

271

547

49.5

52

152

33.8

151

221

68.3

745

106.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

#

ORB

DRB

TR

AVG

Ast

AVG

TO

BS

ST

Ch

MIN

AVG

Jamel Bradley

10

6

12

18

2.6

31

4.4

14

3

27

3

183

26.1

Jeremias Valencia

6

15

11

26

3.7

39

5.6

20

1

10

0

153

21.9

Robert Haney

11

16

26

42

6.0

25

3.6

11

3

12

2

145

20.7

Brian Bippus

9

8

24

32

4.6

21

3.0

17

3

15

0

143

20.4

Ben DeMario

13

15

17

32

4.6

5

0.7

12

4

3

1

133

19.0

Bradley Miller

14

14

20

34

4.9

2

0.3

13

4

5

3

133

19.0

Brendan Stern

5

1

16

17

2.4

24

3.4

13

1

1

0

122

17.4

Jonathan Valencia

4

2

6

8

1.1

9

1.3

9

1

6

0

116

16.6

Daryl Thomas

15

11

14

25

4.2

4

0.6

4

3

7

1

77

12.8

Sekoe White

8

5

12

22

3.1

8

1.1

10

2

7

0

87

12.4

Keith Westhoelter

12

7

10

17

2.4

4

0.6

5

0

2

0

60

8.6

Stephen DaSilva

7

4

7

11

1.6

1

0.1

5

0

6

0

48

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Total

 

104

175

284

40.6

173

24.7

133

25

101

10

1400

200.0

                  

 

USA

102

Greece

88

USA

77

Lithuania

72

USA

101

Ukraine

74

USA

116

Turkey

50

USA

110

Italy

57

USA

131

Australia

78

USA

108

Slovenia

78

Total Points

745

 

497

Avg

106.4

 

71.0

 

 By Keith Westhoelter

Deaflympics Melbourne 2005 Final Records

Melbourne 2005 Deaflympic Games – Basketball

 

 

Pool 1

W

L

Offense

Average

Defense

Average

Slovenia

5

0

504

100.8

292

58.4

Australia

4

1

481

96.2

350

70.0

Russia

3

2

533

106.6

340

68.0

China

2

3

450

90.0

464

92.8

Japan

1

4

384

76.8

479

95.8

New Zealand

0

5

172

34.4

599

119.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool 2

W

L

Offense

Average

Defense

Average

USA

5

0

506

101.2

341

68.2

Lithuania

4

1

441

88.2

313

62.6

Greece

3

2

435

87.0

368

73.6

Ukraine

2

3

394

78.8

409

81.8

Italy

1

4

334

66.8

411

82.2

Turkey

0

5

254

50.8

522

104.4

Playoff for 11th and 12th 

 

 

New Zealand

23

vs

Turkey

119






Playoff for 9th and 10th 

 

 

Italy

91

vs

Japan

66






Playoff for 7th and 8th 

 

 

Ukraine

93

vs

China

76






Playoff for 5th and 6th 

 

 

Greece

98

vs

Russia

58






Semi - Finals 

 

 

 

Slovenia

76

vs

Lithuania

72

USA

131

vs

Australia

78

 

 

 

 

 

Playoff for 3rd and 4th  (Bronze Medal)

 

Lithuania

98

vs

Australia

58

 

 

 

 

 

Playoff for 1st and 2nd  (Gold Medal) 

 

USA

108

vs

Slovenia

78

 

Final 2005 Deaflympic Men Basketball Standings

 

 Team

W

L

Offense

Average

Defense

Average

 Place

USA

7

0

745

106.4

497

71.0

Gold

Slovenia

6

1

658

94.0

495

70.7

Silver

Lithuania

5

2

611

87.3

447

63.9

Bronze

Australia

4

3

617

88.1

579

82.7

4th

Greece

4

2

533

88.8

426

71.0

5th

Russia

3

3

591

98.5

438

73.0

6th

Ukraine

3

3

487

81.2

485

80.8

7th

China

2

4

526

87.7

557

92.8

8th

Italy

2

4

425

70.8

477

79.5

9th

Japan

1

5

450

75.0

570

95.0

10th

Turkey

1

5

373

62.2

545

90.8

11th

New Zealand

0

6

195

32.5

718

119.7

12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Melbourne Deaflympics Game Seven Report USA vs Slovenia

USA Claims the Gold Over Slovenia!

By Keith Westhoelter

 

The #1 USA (6-0) in pool B defeated the #1 Slovenia (6-0) in pool A to win their 14th straight gold medal since 1957. Slovenia was seeking revenge on the defending champions USA who in 2001 beat them in Rome, Italy, 93-83 in the gold game. 

 

Slovenia’s 6’4” guard, Sasa Lukic played with a lot of confidence in the first quarter as he led his team with 18 points including 3 treys and 5 for 5 FT.   While USA’s Brian Bippus, Robert Haney and Jamel Bradley led their team with 5, 5, and 7 points respectfully.  

 

Head Coach David Hamilton made some defensive adjustments in the second quarter by putting Jamel Bradley on Sasa Lukic who was the held to 3 points.  Assistant coach Westhoelter stated, “We finally started to relax and got our offense rhythm going.”  Slovenia’s 6’8” center, Micha Zupan who had up to this game, played a great and brilliant Deaflympic series only gave us a little trouble in the paint.

 

In the opening minutes of the second half, USA Robert Haney accidentally landed on Slovenia Sasa Lukic’s head, after both went the loose ball nearly the Slovenia’s bench.  Sasa Luckic’s face was injured and he confronted one of the officials.  Official immediately ejected him out of the game for using expletives and excessive body language.  After several minutes of the delayed game, Robert Haney took the charge in the 3rd quarter with 13 points to lead the USA to a 34-11 advantage.

 

Coach Hamilton was pleased with the USA team who kept heads cool and showed character in sportsmanship the entire game. Westhoelter, who has participated three previous Deaflympics said, “This is the best Deaflympics I have ever been involved in.  It was a well organized event with professionalism.”

   

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

USA

25

28

34

21

108

Slovenia

23

18

11

26

78

          


                

                  

Name

#

FG

3 Pt

FT

Pts

ORB

DRB

TR

Ast

TO

BS

ST

Ch

MIN

Jonathan Valencia

4

1/4

0/1

0/0

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

16

Brendan Stern

5

1/5

0/3

0/0

2

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

0

15

* Jeremias Valencia

6

4/7

0/0

1/2

9

1

3

4

7

0

0

3

0

22

Stephen DaSilva

7

0/1

0/0

0/2

0

2

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

Sekoe White

8

3/3

0/0

2/2

8

1

1

2

1

1

0

2

0

8

* Brian Bippus

9

4/6

0/0

8/9

16

1

6

7

3

4

0

1

0

28

* Jamel Bradley

10

10/16

3/7

7/8

30

0

2

2

1

0

1

3

0

30

* Robert Haney

11

9/19

0/1

3/4

21

3

5

8

2

1

1

1

0

27

Keith Westhoelter

12

0/0

0/0

2/2

2

0

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Ben DeMario

13

4/10

0/0

1/2

9

3

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

25

* Bradley Miller

14

1/4

0/0

2/2

4

2

2

4

0

2

0

1

0

15

Daryl Thomas

15

2/3

0/0

1/4

5

2

1

3

0

2

0

1

0

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

Team Total

 

39/78

3/12

27/37

108

15

25

40

15

13

3

12

0

200

 

Total FG

1st Half

19/40

47.5%

2nd Half

20/38

52.6%

Game

38/78

50.0%

3 PT FG

1st Half

2/6

33.3%

2nd Half

1/6

16.7%

Game

3/12

25.0%

Free Throws

1st Half

13/16

81.3%

2nd Half

14/21

66.7%

Game

27/37

73.0%

 

 

2005 Melbourne Deaflympics Game Six Report USA vs Australia

USA Cruises To The Victory Over Australia

By Keith Westhoelter

 

The first seed in Pool B play, Team USA (5-0) faced the top-seeded in Pool A, Australia (4-1) in the semi-finals.  The local newspaper made a bold statement that Australia is favored in an upset over USA.  Playing in one of the best Deaflympic basketball atmospheres that USA had ever played a game in, Assistant Coach Keith  Westhoelter said, “They had a tremendous amount of fans for the Australians as well as kids participating in the crowd.  The fans were ecstatic about the outcome of the game.”

 

The USA came out to spark a quick attack behind Jamel Bradley, with four baskets from the arc offensively in the first quarter, 36-18.  Jamel Bradley, who shot 9 for 14 treys and finished the game high with 37 points, was amazement by the fans;  who nevertheless rooted their home country when Australian players made a bucket with excitement.  Robert Haney, Gallaudet University’s superstar hoopster, netted 23 points, dished out 6 assists and had 3 steals.

 

At the half-time, USA took the highest lead in the game, 72-40.  We continued to come out in the second half with firepower to show the world that USA is the best Deaf basketball team in the world!  All of the players enjoyed playing time equally.  

 

Coach Hamilton said, “We played with a lot confidence and enthusiasm today.  Now we need to focus ourselves to quest for the GOLD medal game against Slovenia.  Slovenia is a very good team.”  Westhoelter agreed with Coach Hamilton said, “We continued to play hard and did the little things like dive for loose balls, take charges, and block out.  We know Slovenia is going to play at a high level.” 

 

USA (6-0) will face Slovenia (6-0) for the gold medal at 5 pm tomorrow.


 

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

USA

36

36

29

30

131

Australia

18

22

17

21

78



                

 

Name

#

FG

3 Pt

FT

Pts

ORB

DRB

TR

Ast

TO

BS

ST

Ch

MIN

Jonathan Valencia

4

2/9

0/2

6/8

10

0

1

1

2

2

0

1

0

15

Brendan Stern

5

0/2

0/2

0/0

0

0

1

1

5

2

0

0

0

16

* Jeremias Valencia

6

4/8

0/2

2/2

10

3

3

6

8

3

0

1

0

18

Stephen DaSilva

7

3/4

0/1

0/1

6

1

1

2

0

3

0

1

0

14

Sekoe White

8

5/10

1/2

1/2

12

1

1

2

2

2

0

1

0

14

* Brian Bippus

9

4/5

0/0

1/1

9

2

4

6

2

1

1

3

0

19

* Jamel Bradley

10

13/20

9/14

2/2

37

1

3

4

5

1

0

5

0

24

* Robert Haney

11

9/14

1/3

4/9

23

1

2

3

6

1

1

3

0

20

Keith Westhoelter

12

1/2

0/1

0/0

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

9

Ben DeMario

13

5/8

0/0

2/2

12

2

1

3

1

1

0

2

1

16

* Bradley Miller

14

2/4

0/0

0/0

4

3

2

5

1

1

1

1

0

21

Daryl Thomas

15

2/5

0/0

2/2

6

2

3

5

1

1

0

1

0

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Total

 

50/91

11/27

20/29

131

16

22

38

34

20

3

20

1

200

 

Total FG

1st Half

28/49

57.1%

2nd Half

22/42

52.4%

Game

50/91

54.9%

3 PT FG

1st Half

8/17

47.1%

2nd Half

3/10

30.0%

Game

4/15

40.7%

Free Throws

1st Half

8/14

57.1%

2nd Half

12/15

80.0%

Game

28/47

69.0%

 

 

                                          19th Summer Deaflympics

 

 Italy, Rome

USA Men Basketball – Gold Medalists

July 22 – August 1, 2001 

 

18th Summer Deaflympics

 Copenhagen, Denmark

USA Men Basketball – Gold Medalists

July 13 - 26, 1997